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Image of microbial pili networks projecting from, and synthesized by, the cell body of Geobacter.May 2012Science Highlights

Electricity Generation in Microbial Biofilms

Understanding how microbes use cytochromes to generate electricity in biofilms. Read More »

Polar stratospheric clouds over the NASA Radome, McMurdo Station, Antarctica.May 2012Science Highlights

Towards More Accurate Simulation of Aerosolos in Climate Models

Recent findings reveal that existing climate models overestimate scattering and absorption of sunlight by aerosols at altitudes between 6-10 kilometers. Read More »

Comparison of modeled atmospheric aerosol optical depth versus measured values from satellites.May 2012Science Highlights

Improving the Aerosol Component of Climate Models

Complex aerosol processes accurately captured in climate models with a new, minimal aerosol module. Read More »

Distribution of the wintertime differences in the westerly transient moisture fluxMay 2012Science Highlights

Models Project Greater Drought Resistance

Regional Climate Models predict greater drought resistance in southwest U.S. than General Circulation Models (GCMs). Read More »

The genome of the polar eukaryotic microalga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea reveals traits of cold adaptationMay 2012Science Highlights

Polar Microbes Make Fat to Keep Warm

A polar alga with lipid metabolism enzymes may prove useful harnessing algae for biodiesel production. Read More »

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory photobioreactorApril 2012Science Highlights

Understanding How Bacteria Use Sunlight

New insights into the effect of light quality on bacterial metabolism and respiration. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of dechlorinating bacterium Dehalococcoides strain BAV1.March 2012Science Highlights

It Takes a Community to Clean up an Environment

Microbial communities solve environmental contamination. Read More »

The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Southern Surveyor docked prior to participating in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment in Darwin, Australia.March 2012Science Highlights

Simulating Tropical Clouds and Precipitation in Climate Models

Cloud-resolving models have difficulty representing the array of processes and scales in tropical storms. Read More »

Black ash on the summit of New Zealand’s Mount RuapehuMarch 2012Science Highlights

Black Carbon Reduces Snow Albedo

Snow reflects less solar radiation when contaminated with black carbon. Read More »

Differences in the abundance of the types of sugar that can be extracted from four varieties of Sorgham after inoculation with the microbe Clostridium phytofermentans.February 2012Science Highlights

New Approaches for Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol

Researchers develop new assay for ease of converting plant biomass to ethanol. Read More »

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